Mungeranie, South Australia

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Mungeranie
South Australia
Mungeranie is located in South Australia
Mungeranie
Mungeranie
Coordinates 28°01′7.28″S 138°39′48.02″E / 28.0186889°S 138.6633389°E / -28.0186889; 138.6633389Coordinates: 28°01′7.28″S 138°39′48.02″E / 28.0186889°S 138.6633389°E / -28.0186889; 138.6633389
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 204 km (127 mi) N of Maree
LGA(s) Outback Areas Community Development Trust
State electorate(s) Stuart
Federal Division(s) Grey

Mungeranie or Mungerannie,[1] also called Mungerannie Hotel or Mungerannie Station, is a homestead on the Birdsville Track in northeastern South Australia. Located 204 km north of Marree, South Australia and 313 km south of Birdsville, Queensland it is the only fuel and supplies depot on the Birdsville Track. The name "Mungeranie" is Aboriginal for "big ugly face". [2]

The homestead is composed of a hotel/pub and an airstrip 500 m away. It stands on the edge of the Sturt Stony, Tirari, Simpson and Strzelecki Deserts, nestled beside the Derwent Creek. A permanent waterhole fed by an artesian bore from the Great Artesian Basin has established a local wetlands which provides a habitat for 110 bird species.[3]

Annual rainfall is 130.6 mm (5.14 in).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "photo showing name "Mungerannie Hotel"". Retrieved 2006-07-18. 
  2. ^ Cockburn, Rodney (1990). South Australia:What's in a name. Axiom Publishing. p. 153. ISBN 0-9592519-1-X. 
  3. ^ http://www.mungeranniehotel.com.au/wetlandsbirdlife.html
  4. ^ http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_nccObsCode=139&p_display_type=dataFile&p_stn_num=017067